Greetings readers and happy Summer Solstice. It’s Frodo here – welcoming the official start to those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer. Someone ought to write a song about it.

Here in Canada’s Ocean Playground, we are currently experiencing above normal temperatures. And as a result, everyone in this household is experiencing hearing loss. From all of the fans we have going in almost every room of the house. Once upon a time, there didn’t seem to be a need for air conditioning in our corner of the world. I mean we had nice summer temperatures, but we weren’t like the southern states in the US where air conditioning there is as necessary as heat is here in the winter. But it appears that these days we are “feeling the heat” more in the summer so if you don’t have air conditioning, you have a heat pump to make your home more comfortable. Or in our case, you have multiple jet engine fans. I must confess it even affects out guard dog duties because we don’t hear intruders until they are right at the door. Which makes it appear that we are sleeping on the job. The good news is that temperatures cool down at night – so we can easily hear any night time intruders. And we can shout out appropriate bunny warnings at 2 AM.

Today is also the longest day of the year – and we will take advantage of the extra daylight. Because we have another hot day in the forecast, we are up extra early to go on our morning constitutional – in order to beat the heat. Odd that there are so few neighbors up at 5:30. Perhaps I shall give them a shout out today as we walk down the road – to invite them to enjoy the coolest part of the day.

I wonder if the Beatnik might go for his first swim of the year? Count me out. I’m content to watch.

I found a quote by Jenny Han that says: “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” After the world experienced a pretty challenging first half of 2020, I think we’re all ready for a little magic. Enjoy these long days – and may they be sunny and full of good things!

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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